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France out as Danes and Senegal go through

© Reuters 2002

YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 11 (Reuters) - World champions France made a humiliating exit from the World Cup when they lost 2-0 to Denmark in group A on Tuesday.

France, who have dominated world soccer for the past four years, went out without winning a game or even scoring a goal, the worst performance by a defending champion at the World Cup.

Debutants Senegal, who drew 3-3 with twice former champions Uruguay 3-2 to knock the South Americans out, finished second in group A with five points, two behind Denmark.

Denmark and Senegal go through to the last 16 where they will play the runners-up and winners respectively of group F - either Sweden, England or Argentina.

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